Derek Stepan Conmference Call

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On the difference between this contact negotiation and the one prior to the 2013-14 season: “For the most part, both sides were pretty close to begin with. These things do take time, setting up everything. Both sides are very happy and very comfortable with where the deal was at. Last time we were a little further apart to begin with. …

Who’s the Boss?

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Sorry hard to believe Glen Sather will be hands off You going to have to forgive me if I have a hard time believing that Jeff Gorton is going to be allowed to fully run the New York Rangers without Glen Sather. At last check despite giving up the title of general manager, Glen Sather will remain as the President …

An Ugly Exit

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Ryan Grave’s Quebec Remparts suffer 9-3 loss to end season The Rangers were not the only ones to see their 2014-2015 season end in a disappointing manner. Ryan Graves (2013 fourth) and his Quebec Remparts were eliminated in the 205 Memorial Cup semifinals by WHL Champions the Kelowna Rockets by a score of 9-3. The hosts of the Memorial Cup …

Graves a Star in Losing Effort

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Graves with a 1-1-2 effort Ryan Graves (2013 fourth) and his Quebec Remparts took on the OHL Champions the Oshawa Generals on day three of the 2015 Memorial Cup and the two teams put on a pretty good show for the fans with Oshawa earning a 5-4 overtime win. Graves put on a strong performance of his own earning the …

Graves Scores to Lead Rempart’s Win

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Quebec Opens Memorial Cup with Win The opening night of the 2015 Memorial Cup could not have gone any better for Ryan Graves (2013 fourth) and his Quebec Remparts. The hosts of the Memorial Cup earned a 4-3 win over WHL Champions the Kelowna Rockets breaking a six year losing streak for the host team dropping the opening night game. …

Hump Day was Not Kind to Ranger Prospects

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Both prospects saw their teams lose Wednesday It was not a winning night for the two New York Ranger prospects playing in their respective league finals. One lost in overtime and finds themselves on the edge of elimination while the other saw his team drop their second straight home game after opening the series with two road wins. In Erie, …

Not A Happy Weekend for Prospects

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Both prospects saw their teams lose this weekend While the New York Rangers were keeping their playoff hopes alive with a win on Sunday, the two remaining prospects saw their teams drop games over the weekend. It is still way too early in their series to panic and if anything the Rangers are reminding us that no series is ever …

Win One Lose One

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Ranger prospects go 1-1 in League Finals While the New York Rangers were once again giving their fans cardiac arrest, the remaining two prospects were in action on Friday night playing in their respective league finals. The results were 1-1 as one prospect’s team continued their puzzling play in series openers while the other shocked the regular season champion for …

Staying Alive

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Halverson stops 26 out of 28 in must win game Just one game involving New York Ranger prospects on Thursday evening and it was the matchup between Troy Donnay’s (2013 UFA) Erie Otters and Brandon Halverson’s (2014 second) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL’s Western Conference Finals. The Otters were looking to close out the Greyhounds in game five …

One Wins One Loses

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Donnay’s Otters down Halverson’s Greyhounds Just the one matchup featuring two New York Ranger prospects and their teams going head to head on Sunday. Troy Donnay’s (2013 UFA) Erie Otters were hosting Brandon Halverson’s (2014 second) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in game three of the OHL’s Western Conference finals. Donnay’s Otters came away with a 4-2 win to take a …

The Primetime Playoff Performer

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Graves earns first star in win Three New York Ranger prospects took to the ice on Saturday and while the results were not perfect, the performances were still reasons to feel positive about the future of the Rangers. Got a first star from a prospect who had his “coming out” during last year’s Memorial Cup and that he earned it …

Not a Pretty Night

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Ranger Prospects go 1-3 Friday night may have been great for the New York Rangers but it was far from it for their prospects. Four prospects hit the ice on Friday night but only one came away with a win. Troy Donnay (2013 UFA) and his Erie Otters tied up their OHL Western Conference Final series with a 5-2 win …

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Halverson Holds Off Otters

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Graves also wins in first game of semifinals The New York Ranger prospects got their conference finals or league semifinals underway on Thursday with three prospects seeing action. With two prospects and their teams going “head to head” then it guarantees that at least one from this group will get to play in their league finals for a chance to …

Make It Five Who Are Still Alive

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Keegan Iverson’s Winterhawks Advance After Sunday, five New York Ranger prospects are advancing to his league’s next playoff round. That is not a bad number considering there were 11 active prospects playing in North America and only one did not get to play in any kind of post-season playoff. Keegan Iverson (2014 third) and his Portland Winterhawks became the latest …

Three Prospects in Different Dirrections

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One advances, one is close to advancing and one heads home It was a very mixed Friday evening for the three New York Ranger prospects who saw action. One prospect saw his team advance to his league’s conference finals, one saw his team move to within a game of advancing and sadly one prospect saw his season come to an …

Win, Lose, Sit Out

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A little of everything on Thursday Thursday was a mixed blessing for the New York Ranger prospects as one spent a lot of time in the penalty, another was suspended while a third saw his team lose and are facing elimination. The deeper we go into the playoffs then the more intense things tend to get. In Portland, Keegan Iverson …

An Almost Perfect Night

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Two Prospects Advance, One Faces Possible Suspension It was almost the perfect night for the New York Ranger prospects as four prospects saw action and four prospects saw their teams earn wins. The only thing that threw a bit of a damper on the evening was a match penalty that was handed out but more on that in a bit …

Make That CHL Player of The Week

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Adam Tambellini adds to his solid week and two more prospects advance A funny thing happened about January of last season when Adam Tambellini (2013 third) decided to leave North Dakota and head north to the WHL. Everyone (myself included) questioned what a bad decision Tambellini was making. That was then and this is now after so many of us …

WHL Player of the Week: Adam Tambellini

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Rangers Forward Prospect Leads Hitmen into Game 7 vs Kootenay Tonight HITMEN’S TAMBELLINI NAMED DENNY’S WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEKCALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Calgary Hitmenforward Adam Tambellini is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 6th, 2015.   Tambellini collected 11 points (6g-5a) in four games to help the Calgary Hitmen pick up a pair …

Not For the Faint of Heart

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Tambo scores hat trick to help Hitmen win It was not an easy night for the New York Ranger prospects as there were more losses than wins (3-4) and home ice is paying off in game outcomes. As he showed us last year Adam Tambellini is proving to be a very good playoff performer. Adam Tambellini (2013 third) had a …